The current technological revolution is transforming the jobs of tomorrow. As boundaries between disciplines become increasingly blurred, new disciplines are emerging such as bio-engineering and neuro-economics, and the emphasis is shifting from learning facts to combining ideas from different places to develop more creative solutions to complex problems. As these changes gather pace, having skills which are transferable across subjects is vital for students in the 21st Century.
The Cambridge Dream summer programme is based on STEAM*, an inter-disciplinary learning approach that gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge in both sciences and humanities and at the same time develop the skills needed to flourish in this new world – such as communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, creativity, resilience, resourcefulness and independent study.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths
Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology, to name just a few, are all building on and amplifying one another. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will create many new cross-functional roles for which employees will need both technical and social and analytical skills.